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Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See updates here.

Eight days in Kamay

20 May 2020 to 31 December 2020
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On 29 April 1770, the Gweagal people of Kamay (Botany Bay) discovered James Cook and his crew as they sailed into the bay and came ashore. The eight days that followed changed the course of Australia’s history. 250 years later the events of those eight days and their continuing impact are still being debated, contested, felt.

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A young Sudanese man stand with his hand on his heart, mid sentence. He is surrounded by a crowd holding up their mobile phones to illuminate him.

View online the world's best photojournalism from 2019 selected from the prestigious World Press Photo contest.

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Where do I start? Introduction to PressReader

Wednesday
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - 10:30am to 11am
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Join us for an introduction to PressReader, a digital newsstand offering over 7000 publications in more than 60 languages.

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Australia’s health system in the late stages of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic looks nothing like the health system of six months ago. All aspects of the system – primary care, mental health, and alcohol and other drug services – have embraced new ways of working because of spatial distancing.

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A hand drawn letter M

Art Around the Library - Illuminated letter

Thursday
Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 10am to 11am
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Examine some examples of font and decoration used in beautiful medieval manuscripts as inspiration for creating your own illuminated letter design.

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Drawing with Andrea - Tiger

Thursday
Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 3:30pm to 4pm
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Simple drawing activities for little people – draw along with Andrea.

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An illustration of three people sitting on a stack of books

This session brings together the key resources for HSC subjects, including those that are useful for studying Advanced and Extension courses.

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The B List with Bri Lee & Liz Allen

Thursday
Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join us online for The B List book club hosted by Bri Lee

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Art Around the Library - Zine to Artist's Book

Tuesday
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 - 1pm to 2pm
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Find out how easy it is to make a ‘zine’ and you’re well on your way to producing your own mini books.

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Where do I start? NSW death and burial records

Wednesday
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - 10:30am to 11am
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Join us for an introduction to researching death, burial and cemetery records for NSW.

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Drawing with Andrea - Rabbit

Thursday
Thursday, 18 June 2020 - 3:30pm to 4pm
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Simple drawing activities for little people – draw along with Andrea.

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This session brings together the key resources for HSC subjects, including those that are useful for studying Advanced and Extension courses.

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The Australian Antarctic Expedition was the first Australian-led expedition to the Antarctic. It took place during what is commonly referred to as the ‘Golden Age’ of Antarctic exploration and arrived while Scott and Amundsen were conducting their famous race for the South Pole. 

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